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Personal Computer Games Magazine

Personal Computer Games was a multi-format UK computer games mag of the early/mid eighties. It is famous for launching the careers of several notable games journalists of the '80s including Bob Wade, Peter Connor and Chris Anderson. Anderson would later launch Amstrad Action, and Future Publishing, along with Wade and Connor. Other staff included Deputy Editor Steve Cooke and staff writer Samantha Nemens.

Computer coverage at the time were mainly consisted of the Spectrum, C64 and the BBC Micro, although there were others featured such as MSX, Electron, Vic 20 and the newly released Amstrad CPC. The February 1985 issue was the last of the magazine. Chris Anderson and Bob Wade went on to launch the Commodore 64 magazine Zzap!64.

One of the many influential sections of the magazine was the 'Screen Test' pages where the latest games were reviewed. The PCG Panel, who voiced their opinions on the games reviews, consisted of the PCG staff plus several contributions from readers. The review was laid out with an explanation of the gameplay and then three opinions from the reviewers were given in boxouts at the end. PCG Ratings were out of ten, with a score giving to the graphics, sound, originality, lasting interest and the overall score.

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